In The Absence Of Frontline U.S. aircraft, Russian Su-35 to Dominate Paris Skies

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  • 11:58 AM, June 13, 2013
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A day after the U.S announced that its aircraft would be absent from the skies at the upcoming Paris Air Show, Moscow-based United Aircraft Corporation will participate at the show where its Su-35C advanced multirole jet fighter will make its world premiere.


The best of Russian military aviation will be also represented by UAC's Yak-130 combat trainer jet and civil aviation will be highlighted with the latest version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft as well as the MC-21 airliner programme, the company said in a statement.

Both the Su-35C and Yak-130 will perform in the flying programme, and also be available to view in the static display.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft, with interiors developed by Italian design bureaux Alenia Aemacchi and Pininfarina, will also be in the static display in the colours of the Mexican airline Interjet. The carrier has 20 of the aircraft on order, and is the first Western airline to have selected the Superjet.

The latest Russian aviation programs, such as the Perspective Multirole Fighter, heavy cargo aircraft Il-76MD-90A, Multirole Transport Aircraft program and other new developments in various market segments will be on display on UAC's stand at the Air Show (Hall 2?, stand ?197-198).

A full-scale mockup of the MC-21 airliner's cockpit and passenger cabin will be located in a separate pavilion, representing the latest Russian achievements in civil aviation.  Featuring a wide variety of innovations, the MC-21 airliner under development will enable airlines to reduce operational costs by 15% compared to existing aircraft in the same market segment.

UAC currently has contracts for over 300 military aircraft with the Russian Ministry of Defence, having delivered 35 aircraft in 2012, with a further 70 due by the end of 2013.  By 2020, UAC anticipates that their sales of civil aircraft sales will surpass those of military aircraft due to increasing Sukhoi Superjet 100 production volumes, backed by confirmed orders for the type, and the planned MC-21 production, the statement added.

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